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Telecom Reflection

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO I’m going to hit on a few of topics. One: The Panel At the Channel Partners Expo, Qwest mentioned that it would need help from its partners to fulfill the government win it just received. If you are a small, minority-owned company, let your carriers know. If you have specific certifications […]

Ask Steve

Answers to Your Questions About SMBs Ask Yankee Group analyst Steve Hilton. Send your questions to asksteve@yankeegroup.com. Please include your name, city, state and a phone number. Only first names and locations will be published. This month, I am going to look at leading and lagging small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the VoIP world […]

Round TABLE

On the conclusion of the Tunney Act-based case challenging the Justice Departments 2005 approval of the SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI mergers that opponents said harm the public interest The government need not prove that the settlements will perfectly remedy the alleged antitrust harms; it need only provide a factual basis for concluding that the settlements are […]

AT&Ts Whitacre to NARUC: Lets Boost Broadband Deployment

In a rare address to state regulators, AT&T Inc. Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre on Tuesday described his companys plans to foment competition against cable operators, namely by continuing to roll out services in rural areas to help boost Americas low broadband rankings, which sit at 16th in the world. Wed like to see that […]

Its a Great Time to Be Big!

I GOT A LIFT OUT OF PHONE+ Editor Khali Hendersons May editorial about politics, policy, megamergers and metal-eating giants. I especially appreciated her comment, Its good to be big right now, because Im the guy who made that remark to her. I believe Khali and I are kindred spirits in many respects, so I could […]

PreCash, Brightpoint to Process Prepaid Virgin Mobile Minutes

PreCash Inc. is developing a payment processing platform for Virgin Mobile USA accounts; independent PreCash and Brightpoint Inc. dealers will use the application to recharge customers Virgin Mobile prepaid airtime. Through its Accesspoint Dealer Network program, mobile phone distributor Brightpoint will let dealers buy Virgin Mobile ePIN prepaid wireless payments using PreCash’s Web interface. Eligible […]

Master Agent: Lets Help Kids Find Homes

Peter J. Keane, president and CEO of master agency KeaneTel, has been named an honorary chairman of the National Adoption Centers 2006 Spring Gala, to be held next month in Philadelphia. Now Keane is asking telecom professionals to consider donating to the National Adoption Centers fund-raising drive, and he hopes to surpass the $425,000 fund-raising […]

Level 3, Cogent to Continue Exchanging Traffic

Level 3 Communications Inc. and Cogent Communications Inc. have resolved their differences. Level 3 had said earlier this month it was terminating its peering relationship with the ISP because the terms of the companies previous agreement no longer benefited Level 3. Cogent was sending far more traffic to the Level 3 network than Level 3 […]

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Mans best friends tend to embrace the great outdoors often to the frustration of their owners. Locatis is coming to the rescue. The companys new PB100 pet-tracking device is a lightweight, water-resistant GPS/GSM device that attaches to a dogs collar. If a pet owner loses sight of his dog and wants to know its location, […]

FCC Not Finished with VoIP 911 Rules

Taking your landline phone on the road is one of the cool features of Internet-based phone service, but it also is creating a headache for regulators who want to ensure emergency operators know where a distressed caller is located. The FCC plans to do something about it. In an order released Friday requiring Internet phone […]

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